64-bit computing and its advantages

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What is 64-Bit computing? What are its advantages? Is it different for MAC and Windows or is it the same for both?

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64-bit computing and its advantages

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64-Bit computing means that the processor is of 64-bits. All the modern computers have a 64-bit CPU. It is the commonly found CPU size nowadays. The most essential advantage of this is that it provides more memory space for RAM. This 64-Bit computing is not different for a Mac and a Windows computer. It’s the same. However, an MAC computer had this technology before it got implemented on a Windows PC.

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64-bit computing and its advantages

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64-bit computing means your system is running on 64-bit architecture like your motherboard, processor, operating system, and software used. In 64-bit computing, your hardware is the main key. Your hardware should support 64-bit before you can use anything that is 64-bit. Majority of the motherboards sold on the market support only 32-bit. You will know that your motherboard is 64-bit because “64-bit” is printed on the motherboard itself.

A 32-bit motherboard only supports 32-bit processor, 32-bit operating system, and any software that is 32-bit. While a 64-bit motherboard can support both 32-bit and 64-bit processors, 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems, and 32-bit and 64-bit applications. Though you can install a 32-bit operating system using a 64-bit processor, the problem is that, with a 32-bit operating system the 64-bit processor will not work at its full capacity.

The good thing about 64-bit is that, if you have a 64-bit operating system you can install both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. There are no limitations. When you install a 32-bit application on a 64-bit Microsoft Windows, for example, the software runs on 32-bit compatibility mode. Another good advantage of having 64-bit is the memory limitations.

With a 32-bit system, it is limited only to about 3.2 GB of RAM. You don’t attain the full 4 GB if you have 4 GB RAM. The system can only use about 3.25 GB out of the 4 GB RAM you have and it’s hardware dependent. With 64-bit, you can use up to 17 billion GB of RAM, that big.

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